I waited all morning for the sun to come out. Actually, I waited most of the afternoon for the sun to come out. At 3:30 it finally did. I was bundled up and ready. Out the door I went.
As I neared the bluffs I could see many other people had the same idea as me. Some were on the right side of the road. Others on the left. Some even only walking on the grass. Most people were by themselves.
I smiled at the first women I passed. She smiled back.
The second man I passed said, “Hello. How are you?” and I responded.
This went on for several people.
Towards the end of my walk I neared a man who was on the other side of the street. As we got closer he called over to me, “Hey! What are you reading these days?” This perfect stranger and I stood across the street from each other for a few minutes chatting about books. I was invigorated by this simple interaction and it put a smile on my face. I actually jogged home to do a little reading (instead of social media lurking).